Horseback Riding | Capitol Reef Country

Horseback Riding

DIVERSE HORSEBACK DESTINATIONS
Horseback riding options abound in Wayne County.  Riders will enjoy a variety of scenery including high alpine lakes and forests, historical and archeological sites and the felling of the old west while riding the dusty desert trails.  Most of the area is open to pack animals, but their use is mostly limited by the availability of water.

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Boulder Mountain and Thousand Lake Mountain offer a variety of trails that reward the rider with outstanding views of the surrounding desert while traveling amongst pine and aspen forests, peaceful lakes and broad open meadows.

Capitol Reef National Park allows equestrian activities but is somewhat limited; however, the surrounding BLM and Forest Service land is less restrictive. The park has no developed overnight facilities for stock users, with the exception of the Equestrian Staging Area in the Waterpocket District. The availability of water is a limiting factor in the use of horses and pack animals. Please talk with a ranger at the visitor center for information.

The desert areas of Robbers Roost and the San Rafael Swell are dissected by numerous trails that are reminiscent of the classic Western movies.  Broad sage brush plains are interrupted with imposing sandstone towers and deep canyons.

Before riding be sure to educate yourself on feed restrictions and trail etiquette.

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  • Fremont
    Fremont River Outfitters

    Hc 61 Box 191 , Fremont, UT, 84747

    Phone: 435-836-2135 • Email

    Big game hunts, photography trips, horseback riding, fishing. We tailor our trips to your needs.

     

  • Bicknell
    Fremont River Guides

    PO BOX 186 , Bicknell, Utah, 84715

    Phone: (435) 491-0242 • EmailWebsite

    Experienced fly-fishing guides offering quality fly-fishing excursions on all streams and lakes of the Boulder Mountains, Fremont River drainage, Fishlake Mountain and Thousand Lakes Mountain. Small to large corporate groups for the neophyte or discriminating flyfisher.

     

  • Loa
    The Quiet Fly Fisher Guide Service

    17 East 200 North , Loa, Utah, 84747

    Phone: 435-616-2319 • EmailWebsite

    A small local guide service that covers Boulder, Thousand Lake, Monroe Mountains, Fremont River, Fish Lake and more. Full days, Half days. 2 to 3 hour sneak aways. Lunch provided and all equipment if needed. Experience beautiful quiet fly fishing.

     

  • Torrey
    Backcountry Outfitters

    Jct. of Hwys 12 and 24 , Torrey, Utah, 84775

    Phone: 1-866-747-3973 • EmailWebsite

    1 hour, 2 hour, 1/2 & full day rides in Capitol Reef, Boulder Mountain, & Thousand Lakes Mountain. Over night & custom pack trips offeres spring, summer, and fall. Guided Fly Fishing trips on public or private water including Fremont River & Boulder Mountain lakes. Full & half day packages. Use our equipment or bring your own. Stock up in our Fly shop. (rods, reels, flys, line, accessories). Interpretive 4×4 tours in Capitol Reef National Park, Escalante Grand Staircas, & the Aquarius Plateau of Boulder Mountain. Professional & knowledgable guides introduce you to incredible scenery, wildlife, & archeological sites. We do the driving! Lunch included. Aquarius Plateau wildlife tour offers opportunities to view Elk, Deer, Antelpe, Bald & Golden Eagles, & more, plus scenery. Guided day hikes & custom backpacking trips in all of souther Utah. Complete outfitting service, custom itineraries, & professional guide service.

     

    Capitol Reef Four Wheel Drive Self Guided Tours

    1050 West Highway 24 , Torrey, Utah, 84775

    Phone: 1-800-355-8995 • EmailWebsite

    435-425-3500, 800-355-8995, 1050 West Highway 24, Torrey, UT 84775. Located at Thousand Lakes RV Park. Specializing in self guided tours of Cathedral Valley.

     

    Fremont River Guides & Retail Store

    135 East Main Street , Torrey, Utah, 84775

    Phone: 435-491-0242 • EmailWebsite

    Experienced fly-fishing guides offering quality fly-fishing excursions on all streams and lakes of the Boulder Mountains, Fremont River drainage, Fishlake Mountain and Thousand Lakes Mountain. Small to large corporate groups for the neophyte or discriminating flyfisher. Jeep Tours, ATV tours, and retail store.

     

    Hondoo Rivers & Trails

    90 East Main Street Box 750098, Torrey, Utah, 84775

    Phone: 435-425-3519 • EmailWebsite

    800-332-2696, Vehicle, horseback and hiking tours Daily & multi-day. Capitol Reef NP, Grand Staircase/Escalante NM and beyond. Since 1975. Shuttle services for hikers, bikers and hunters.

     

    Redrock Adventure Guides

    241 East 100 North PO Box 750190, Torrey, UT, 84775

    Phone: 435-425-3339 • EmailWebsite

    Guided hiking, backpacking, canyoneering, photo tours and shuttles in the Capitol Reef area by long-time Backpacker Magazine Field Editor Steve Howe and a select staff of accomplices. We specialize in taking guests on magnificent wilderness routes we’ve uncovered during 20 years of personal exploration. Enroute we can provide informal instruction on history, geology, ecology, orienteering, photography, rope techniques or hiker safety. Easy or aggressive, quiet or informative, it’s your trip and your choice. Check out our website for photos, sample trips, and guest testimonials. “Custom Adventures. Real Wilderness.”

     

    Sundance Adventures

    PO Box 750301 , Torrey, UT, 84775

    Phone: 1.435.691.4297 • EmailWebsite

    “Exploring Back of Beyond in Southern Utah,” we offer guided hikes, vehicle tours, shuttles, group tours, and overnight trips into the spectacular backcountry landscapes here. Experience the best parts of Capitol Reef with knowledgeable guides who are passionate about both the place as well as introducing it to our guests. Join us to discover secret waterfalls, soaring desert vistas, labyrinthine red rock canyons, fascinating ancient petroglyph panels carved into stone. Choose from a specific set of adventures, or we can custom tailor a trip to you specifications. Our guides take pride in their deep love knowledge of the area, and of being able to show you the best spots for incredible views and photos. Delicious lunches included. Capitol Reef, Grand Staircase-Escalante, Aquarius Plateau, and beyond. Visit our website for trip details, photos, guest testimonials, and special deals.

     

  • Hanksville
    Get in The Wild Adventures

    P.O. Box 29 , Hanksville, UT, 84734

    Phone: 1-818-381-9453 • Website

    Based in Hanksville, Utah, Get In the Wild Adventures offers a wide range of wilderness trips and courses in the most rugged, beautiful and awe-inspiring canyons in America. We operate in locations that few other guide services go including the Dirty Devil/Robber’s Roost Wilderness, Fiddler Butte Wilderness, French Springs Wilderness, Goblin Valley/San Rafael Swell and Capitol Reef National Park. From exciting hiking, backpacking, canyoneering and photography tours to family adventure vacations, vehicle basecamp vacations and hard core expeditions We have trips and programs for adventurers of all ages, interests and skill levels. Extraordinary Adventure Vacations in Southern Utah’s Wildest Places!

     

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